WILSON – Vivienne (Viv) (née Murphy)

Born on September 19, 1976. Passed away April 6, 2021.

The Family of Vivienne Wilson (nee Murphy) announce with great sadness, Vivienne’s unexpected passing on the 6th of April, 2021, Aged 44 years.

A very much loved daughter of Barbara and Lyle (dec.), sister of Elizabeth and Christian, beloved wife of Nicholas, mother of Maxwell and Aunty of Leigh, Alexander, William, Edward, Kallum, Harriet and Charlotte.

Always and forever in our hearts


WILSON – Vivienne Lyndal

19-09-1976  to  06-04-2021

Loving wife to Nicholas

Beloved mother to Maxwell

A very much loved daughter to Barbara and Lyle (dec)

Sister to Elizabeth and Christian

Daughter-in-law to Rodney and Susan

Sister-in-law to Mathew, Alan, Anne-Maree, Barry and Ben.

Aunty to Leigh, Tahlia, Abigail, Alexander, Christopher, William, Edward, Kallum, Harriet, Luis, Jude, Rafael (dec), Francis, Isaac and Charlotte.

Godmother to Holly and Oscar.




WILSON – Vivienne Lyndal

19-09-1976  to  06-04-2021

My loving, caring, devoted wife

Maxwell’s beloved mother

You bought us more love than anyone could deserve

Our ray of sunshine straight from heaven, our angel

You always said a smile can change someone’s day

24 years together was nowhere near enough.

‘You’re my babe, I’m your honey, never gunna let you go’


I will always love you my Viva,

Love and miss you mummy,

Nic and Max

Flying high forever.




Vivienne, the youngest daughter of Barbara and Lyle Murphy (deceased)

I will miss your constant calls and visits to make sure that I am ok.

But I will especially miss our Friday night gatherings with you Nick, and Max

to catch up for a meal, a chat and to watch the footy.

Taken too soon and will be missed so very much.

Much love always, Mum



There are no words to describe how devastated and broken I am right now.

You were the best Aunty that Edward and Harriet could of ever asked for,

and a fantastic sister in law for Ben, Ajay and step Aunty for Abigail.

You had so much love to give to everyone especially to everyone

that you met, but especially to your family and friends.

I take comfort only knowing that you are now reunited with Dad.

So many wonderful and happy memories that I will treasure for ever.

Rest in Peace my darling, till we meet again, your big sister, Lizzie.


Those special memories of you will always bring a smile

If only I could have you back for just a little while

Then we could sit and talk again just like we used to do

You always meant so very much and always will do too

The fact that you’re no longer here will always cause me pain

But you’re forever in my heart until we meet again.




My Princess Vivienne,

We were sisters for Life.  I was so blessed and honoured to have you as my little sister.

The special bond between us was undeniable . I will never forget our phone calls that would last till midnight ,  our many camping trips to Walhalla with all our fairy lights and our many tea parties.

Your personality was so vibrant and your smile contagious. Always loving and caring thinking of others first.

I don’t know what to do without you. My heart has shattered into a thousand pieces now that you have left us too soon.

You were a mumma hen to everyone and your quirky outfits that only you could wear.

Now we all have to find a way to get through each day without you sitting by our sides. The minute you were born you became my sister, my best friend and my Princess Vivienne, you will always be.

Loving you every single day till we meet again.

Chrissy, Barry, Leigh, Alex, Wills, Kallum & Charlotte.








Funeral Notice
Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel 260 Princes Highway, TraralgonView Map
The Funeral Service and Committal for Cremation for Mrs. Vivienne (Viv) Wilson will be held at Latrobe Valley Funeral Services Chapel, 260 Princes Highway Traralgon on FRIDAY (April 16, 2021) commencing at 10.30 am.

The Service will also be live streamed, to view the livestream, please click here.
  1. From my heart to yours… Viv was an exceptional beautiful human creature inside & out and always a great support when my own Morher passed. Love ChrystieLea & Leeanne (dec)

    ChrystieLea Liddy April 8, 2021
  2. You were my Best friend (soul sister) and Godmother And Aunty Viv to My daughter Holly Elizabeth and Tyson David. Love you endlessly you perfect incredible and brilliant girl. Always in my heart, Shona xxx

    Shona Reidy April 8, 2021
  3. A love heart in human form.
    Pure. Passionate. Hilarious. Devoted. Daggy. Divine.
    I love you to the moon and back for all eternity.
    Love Claire Bear

    Claire Alexander April 8, 2021
  4. From the Class of ‘93 Gippsland Grammar we are saddened to hear of this news and our collective hearts and thoughts are with her family and friends.

    Natalie Leys April 8, 2021
  5. Sending all our love to Vivienne’s family. She was a beautiful lady and so kind. So sad to hear of her passing.
    Love Always,
    Nicole & Craig Frith & Family.

    Nicole Frith April 8, 2021
  6. Dearest Viv, sending our utmost love and courage to everyone at this time; someone who will never be forgotten; can’t be being such a happy vibrant fun loving soul that she was, Love Sash, Phil, Aidan & Shelby MacPherson xxxx

    Sascha & Phil MacPherson April 8, 2021
  7. So sorry to hear of viv’s passing, such a beautiful lady gone way to soon but never forgotten, till we meet again my friend Xx

    Shelley field April 8, 2021
  8. What can l say lm lost for words. Viv it was one of the best years of my life working with you at the chook farm so many laughs we had together.
    You will be missed immensely.Rest in peace beautiful lady.
    Cindy Owen

    Cindy Owen April 8, 2021
  9. Fond Memories of such a beautiful lady.
    Our love and thoughts to Nick and little Max.
    Rest Peacefully Viv.
    Love from all the staff at Federation Childrens Centre Churchill x

    Jodie Petesic April 9, 2021
  10. At complete loss of words. We met for a short time but she left memories to hold onto forever.
    Thinking of you all ( Barbara, Liz, Chris, Nick, Max and the children) and sending love.

    Pratima April 9, 2021
  11. Viv, your kind heart knew no bounds. Your generosity of spirit was abundant and your warmth embracing. We will miss you. With love from Caitlyn and Liam.

    Caitlyn Dinsdale & Liam Anderson April 9, 2021
  12. We’re all so shocked and saddened with Aunty Viv’s demise. You were one of the most vibrant, cheerful lady I’ve ever met in my life. You’re forever in our hearts❤️.

    Abigail April 9, 2021
  13. Every time I play my violin or viola I think of Viv, even though I haven’t seen her in so many years. So many of my primary school memories are of sitting next to Vivienne in orchestra, whether at STAGGS or at Mrs Teychenne’s Francis and La Trobe orchestra. It’s here she taught me how to spell her name – 2 Vs, 2 Is, 2 Es, 2 Ns – and where she’s tried to instil some confidence in me about my musical abilities, even though Vivienne was always so much better than me at such things. Her humour, her quirkiness, and her warmth were unparalleled. She will be incredibly missed and I am so sorry for her family’s loss.

    Estelle Strazdins April 9, 2021
  14. Viv, you were so strong, determined, vibrant, caring, passionate and generous. A beautiful soul. A huge heart with so much love to give. A beautiful friend who will be forever missed and always in our hearts. Our love and thoughts to Nick, Max and family.
    Alice and Chris Kooloos

    Alice Kooloos April 11, 2021
  15. A beautiful heart called to heaven to train as an Angel forever in our hearts and thoughts the Bennett family live to all the Murphy Family xxx♥️♥️♥️♥️♥️

    Gordon Bennett April 11, 2021
  16. RIP Viv, taken away too soon. Your vibrant personality, always smiling and full of life will be sorely missed. Sincere sympathy to Nick and Max. Thinking of you both.

    Danielle Wood April 12, 2021
  17. Dear Nic and Family, I was shocked and very sad to hear of the passing of Viv. My thoughts are with you at this terrible time. Regards Phill

    Phillip Brook-Carter April 12, 2021
  18. Viv, I will always remember your beautiful smile. I loved bumping into Viv at the Uni and she would beam that great smile. To Nic and Max and Viv’s family – I am so sorry that you have to go through this terrible loss of Viv, the love you have for her will go on and she will always be remembered.

    Vonnie April 12, 2021
  19. My beautiful friend and “other” sister.

    Your life, love and laughter knew no bounds, every person who met you quickly realised how lucky there were to have spent time with you.

    You had a heart of gold and were the kindest and most gentlest person once could ever wish to meet.
    How lucky was I to call you “friend”

    The void your passing has left can never be filled, but we can only be grateful that you came into our life for it is so much richer for it.

    We will look after your precious “boys”, the two loves of our life.

    Fly high Beautiful girl, until we meet again.

    Jo Hoppner April 12, 2021
  20. Those that burn the brightest are the ones we remember the most.. love and wishes to Nick at this time

    Joanne Porter April 12, 2021
  21. I will miss your ever warm smile. May you beam that smile upon us as you watch over us. Your strength and heart live on in the hearts of all you have touched and we will all miss you very dearly, Viv. Till we meet again. ×××

    Christopher Galvin April 13, 2021
  22. Such awful news – too young and too soon. Deepest sympathy to Nick and Max – thinking of you at this terrible time.

    Jan Jones April 13, 2021
  23. Heartfelt condolences to Nic, Max and all of Viv’s family at such a tragic time.
    Rachel Rachiele

    Rachel Rachiele April 13, 2021
  24. Viv’s smile lit up the room. Her kindness lifted hearts. She made the world a better place.

    Deepest condolences to Nic and Max and all of Viv’s loved ones.

    Beth Edmondson April 14, 2021
  25. Viv, truly was the ray of sunshine in our Gippsland corridors. So caring and kind and always happy to stop for a chat, an absolutely beautiful soul. Her loss will be felt by all but my heart goes out to you Nic and your beautiful little Max. Please stay strong and may the beautiful and cherished memories live on forever in your hearts. Much love xx

    Paula Di Maria April 14, 2021
  26. My dear vivacious Viv,

    I can’t believe you are gone; we didn’t finish our last round of phone tag and I regret that so very much. We understood that life could sometimes get in the way of our chats, but could never have guessed that the chance to have that chat would be taken away so suddenly.

    You are an amazing person, and I thank you for being my friend; sharing your warmth, humor, empathy, thoughtfulness and loyalty. I treasure that ours was a friendship of longevity and acceptance. It didn’t matter the time that could pass between our seeing one another, once we were in a room together it was like we never missed a beat. Friendships like ours are special but too often taken for granted and your unexpected departure from the physical world has made that glaringly apparent and I am so sorry. To contemplate a world without you is difficult to grasp and you will be so terribly missed but in the words of Winnie the Pooh – “How lucky I am to have something that makes saying goodbye so hard”

    To Nic, Max, Barb, Chrissy, Lizzie and families, I send my condolences, strength and love. I know a piece of each of you has left with Viv & can never be replaced, may you find comfort in your memories, your love for one another, watching Max grow and knowing how loved and respected Viv was by so many.

    Love you always and forever Viv, may you rest in peace xox

    Rebecca Jones April 14, 2021
  27. Nick, Max and family,

    I am so sorry for your loss.
    I remember Vivian’s beautiful smile and kindness. Please know you are in my thoughts.
    Rest in peace Vivian.

    Daniella Licciardi

    Daniella Licciardi April 15, 2021
  28. Nick, Max and family,
    I am so sorry for loss.
    I remember Vivienne’s beautiful smile and kindness.
    Please know you are in my thoughts.
    Rest in peace Vivienne xo

    Daniella Licciardi April 15, 2021
  29. Darling Viv,

    Your light and kindness will always be an inspiration to me. The world is dimmer without you shining in it.

    Sending all my love to Nick and Max.


    Bonnie Parker April 16, 2021
  30. So sad to have to say goodbye to Viv, the most vibrant and vivacious person I have ever known. Viv made our high school years so much happier and funnier. Her laughter, caring and effervescence will not be forgotten. I was most privileged to have been able to count her as a friend.
    Love and sincerest condolences to Nic, Max and her family.

    Kirrilee Enders April 16, 2021
  31. Nick and Max you’re in our thoughts today
    All the strength sent your way .
    Viv was such a kindhearted beautiful lady with that Smile that could light up a room ,lots of her shines through Max and forever will.

    Xx The Briggs Family

    (Josie) Briggs Family April 16, 2021
  32. Viv,
    A bright and loving soul that will shine from above forevermore………

    Deepest condolences to Viv’s family.

    Marianne April 16, 2021
  33. A wonderful lady – always friendly with a big smile and will be sadly missed.

    Tara Harle April 16, 2021
  34. Our hearts go out to all Vivienne’s family; Nicholas and Max, Barbara, Liz and Ben, Christian and Barry, nieces, nephews and extended family. A truly beautiful angel now in heaven. Vivienne had the most amazing smile and welcome for everyone. So caring, especially to those who were finding life difficult. Such a big heart and will be forever missed. Our love always from David & Libby Hardy. xxxooo

    David & Libby Hardy May 23, 2021
  35. The most kind hearted person that has ever walked Gods earth. It was an honour to share space with you Viv. Wonderful memories of the house on the Hill that you and Nic filled with love.

    Luke Baker 0457690600 June 15, 2024